Thursday, February 29, 2024

Another Ypsilon in the Books!

Hi, and Welcome to Quiltscapes for today's "Thank Goodness it's FINISHED" Friday!  So glad you are here!  

"Evan's Ypsilon" by Deonn Stott 
featuring Expressions Batiks (pages 120-130) by Riley Blake Designs

This version of my Ypsilon* pattern is pretty fun!  I had been wanting to make a lap quilt for my Honey, and had a selection of these Batiks in blues, browns, and gold precut 10-inch squares.  The perfect fabrics for a "Guy" quilt.  

*Ypsilon = Greek symbol ψ. Yep, there are Y-seams (they're easy tho!), and the blocks look like Y's -- It's a "Y" Quilt! 

I didn't have quite enough fabrics to make it the length I wanted; it was almost square.  So I picked out the blocks on the edges, did a little trimming, and grew the quilt to make it longer.

I quilted all the darks with a cross-hatch grid, autumn leaves in the medium-toned areas, and a paisley curl in the light sections, outlining each "Y" and changing thread colors to match.  ♥♥

I used a textured Cuddlesoft Minky for the backing.  Oh, yeah, it's yummy, all right!

And then it was time for binding.  I just *happened* to have this striped binding lying around, which I used in my new BOOK to demonstrate Bias Binding and fussy-pieced stripes.  It had all the colors in the quilt.

My Honey wanted the picket fence edges to stay, so I left them alone instead of cutting them off straight.  And, he likes the binding, even though it seems a little louder than the quilt itself, lol!  By the way, binding those Odd-Angled edges is also a chapter in my new book! (Scroll back through the previous few posts to find out more!)

My honey loves his quilt.  But he can't have it quite yet, I need it for a sample when I teach my Ypsilon class at a retreat in Bryce Canyon next week!  When I come back, I promise we'll snuggle up in it to watch Jeopardy! 😄

Now it's your turn for "Sew & Tell!"!  What have you been up to?  What fun thing have you finished this week?  Join the linky party below and show us your latest finish!  Then be sure to visit the others at the linkup party and share the love.

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  1. Hi Deonn, what an amazing quilt - and those picket fence must love hubby LOTS! Thanks for hosting TGIFF! Have fun at Bryce Canyon!

    1. Andree - thanks so much for joining the TGIFF linky party - your projects are terrific and I can see that you are someone after my own heart - I want to try every quilty thing, and want to make everything! The pickets were a challenge with bias binding, but now I know I don't have to try that again!


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